Brandin Podziemski drafted by Golden State Warriors

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CBS 58) -- The Golden State Warriors have added another Wisconsin native to their roster.

Brandin Podziemski from St. John's Northwestern Academies was drafted 19th overall in the 2023 NBA Draft.

Podziemski was named Mr. Wisconsin Basketball and the Wisconsin Gatorade Player of the Year in 2021. He originally went to Illinois before transferring to Santa Clara this past season. He was named West Coast Conference Player of the Year and Newcomer of the year, averaging 19.9 points per game and 43.8% from 3-point range.

Podziemski joins a Warriors team that is used to Wisconsin kids. Kevon Looney (Milwaukee Hamilton) is already on the team.

In addition to the Podziemski selection, the Warriors are sending Sussex-Hamilton native Patrick Baldwin Jr. to the Wizards, as part of the trade for Chris Paul. The Wizards now have two Wisconsin natives, as Jordan Poole is also a part of the deal.

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